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    Sustainability is a ‘differentiator’ for multifamily developers

    With regulations and incentives now widespread, experts encourage looking at energy-efficient features with an entrepreneurial lens.

    By May 23, 2024
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    REITs beat expectations in Q1

    Strong occupancy and resident retention set the stage for outperformance.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Artificial Intelligence

    Multifamily Dive breaks down the pros and cons of this nascent technology for apartment owners, operators and managers.  

    By Multifamily Dive staff
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    The industry positions with the highest — and lowest — base salaries

    Executive pay averages in the hundreds of thousands, while on-site and maintenance personnel salaries trend below the national average, according to a new report.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Q&A

    Harbor Group eyes more buys

    The nation’s No. 19 apartment owner thinks the window is open to acquire newly built assets.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Salvi Media

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    Consumer interest in wellness has reached a critical mass

    Health-focused features drive value and revenue at multifamily properties, according to speakers at the Wellness Real Estate and Communities Symposium.

    By May 21, 2024
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    REIT Report

    Renewal and new lease rates diverge for MAA

    The REIT’s existing residents paid 5% more YOY in Q1, but supply pushed new rents down 6.2%.

    By May 20, 2024
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    EXECUTIVE MOVES

    Lynd expands third-party management services with new data tools

    The owner-operator has also rehired Josué Garza as president of property management.

    By May 17, 2024
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    Dogs and cats are priority No. 1 for potential renters

    Apartments that will accommodate pets are more in demand than air conditioning or in-unit laundry, according to Zillow.

    By May 15, 2024
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    REIT Report

    Camden sees favorable trends in insurance, taxes and bad debt

    Although supply remains a problem, demand is durable in the REIT’s markets.

    By May 15, 2024
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    REIT Report

    UDR plans to back off of high occupancy to boost rents

    Despite solid results, the REIT isn’t raising its full-year guidance.

    By May 13, 2024
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    Owner, manager sued for death of 2 children in Mississippi apartment fire

    The smoke alarms at the William Bell Apartments were not functional at the time of the incident, according to officials.

    By May 13, 2024
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    DEALS + STARTS

    American Landmark grabs a 444-unit deal in Tampa

    The apartment owner was able to secure lower insurance than its competitors, which helped it purchase the waterfront property.

    By May 13, 2024
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    EPA launches new Energy Star residential standard

    The Energy Star NextGen Certification for New Homes and Apartments builds on the foundation set by the existing program.

    By May 9, 2024
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    EXECUTIVE MOVES

    Core Spaces launches wealth management platform

    The student housing firm has tapped brothers Tom and John Dine to lead the investment vehicle as managing directors.

    By May 8, 2024
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    REIT Report

    Essex raises revenue guidance

    Improvement in delinquencies helped power the REIT’s better-than-expected first-quarter numbers.

    By May 8, 2024
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    EXECUTIVE MOVES

    Quarterra Living exec leaves Lennar for Ashcroft Capital

    JoAnn Blaylock is now president of Birchstone Residential, Ashcroft’s in-house property firm.

    By May 6, 2024
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    REIT Report

    AVB beats estimates, raises guidance

    Strong occupancy and low move-outs to buy homes gave the REIT pricing power into spring leasing season.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Q&A

    Carleton Management Services’ new CEO sees a path for midsize firms

    As operators go through a period of consolidation, Tasha Krawiec says some owners prefer smaller firms.

    By May 6, 2024
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    HUD raises max deductibles for wind and named storm coverage

    The updates are intended to reduce costs for owners and provide more flexibility in negotiations with insurance providers.

    By May 6, 2024
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    REIT Report

    EQR continues trend of record-low turnover

    The REIT’s expenses rose only 1.3% thanks to lower maintenance and utility costs.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Q&A

    ‘Synthetic’ fraud is on the rise. Are you prepared?

    Criminals are using identities composed of a mix of real and fake information to get past traditional detection methods, according to a new report.

    By April 30, 2024
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    New Freddie Mac policies address underwriting, fraud detection

    New or inexperienced multifamily borrowers will now need additional due diligence.

    By April 29, 2024
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    Greystar eyes build-to-rent expansion

    The multifamily giant has 4,500 BTR homes in development and 2,000 more in the planning stages.

    By April 26, 2024
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    The multifamily markets where expenses are rising the fastest

    While total operating cost growth has slowed somewhat, insurance premiums are increasing, especially in disaster-prone areas.

    By April 16, 2024
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    MEB Management Services merges with Weller

    The combined company, Bryten Real Estate Partners, will operate nearly 47,000 units across the U.S.

    By April 16, 2024